Cabinet re-shuffle: Bjorn Howard reacts

Bjorn Howard, Group CEO of Aster Group, said:

"We are pleased to have made headway in housing over recent times and we're as committed as ever to a constructive dialogue with MHCLG. We would now welcome stability and look forward to meeting Mr Pincher and learning more about his views.

"I'm encouraged by Robert Jenrick continuing as secretary of state. This should ensure some consistency at the department and means housing associations can continue to contribute to the debate on future housing policy. 

"The government formed after December's general election has made positive noises about investing in regional infrastructure and delivering the homes that the country needs. Even if at this stage that's not translated into detailed plans on housing, it suggests ministers have a grasp of the structural issues that affect people living outside the M25."

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